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7870 or 7950 ?

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November 22, 2012 10:40:09 PM

I'm now able to choose between these two cards:

1- GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2-SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100352VXSR Radeon HD 7950 3GB
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The price difference here is around 140$ so I wanna know if the 7950 is worthy of the extra 140$ ?

The rest of the build:

-Mobo - ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

-CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core

-Ram - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866

-HDD - Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM

-Case - Cooler Master HAF 912

-PSU - XFX Pro series xxx 750w 80 Bronze

-Two Xgamtik 120mm Fans and one megaflow 200mm fan

I will be upgrading to crossfire in the future when the card i'm picking gets a price drop

My screen res is 1080 and I play heavy games like BF3 and Other rich RPGS

so what do you think?

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November 22, 2012 11:48:51 PM

Of the two cards that you linked, I'd take the 7950. It would provide more power & vram for the types of games that you mentioned AND it comes with 4 free games to give it some nice extra value.
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November 22, 2012 11:50:58 PM

Star72 said:
Of the two cards that you linked, I'd take the 7950. It would provide more power & vram for the types of games that you mentioned AND it comes with 4 free games to give it some nice extra value.

I will not be buying it online, I will buy it from a local store .. but do you really think it's worth the extra 140$ ?
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November 22, 2012 11:59:31 PM

Definitely. I paid $565 for my 680 when it came out, you want as much GPU grunt as you can afford.
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November 23, 2012 12:27:56 AM

If you plan on overclocking the 7950 is worth the money if you are not, the get a 7870
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November 23, 2012 3:04:35 AM

If you get 4 free games, buy it online. Yea, you'll have to wait a few days to get it, but free games is worth it
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November 23, 2012 3:35:14 AM

If you plan to overclock, 7950 is the better choice as you can make 7950 close to the radeon 7970's performance :heink:  . If no overclock and wanted a good performance at a low cost 7870 is okay.
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November 23, 2012 10:24:47 AM

Thanks for replaying guys..but I think everyone is leaning towards the 7950, screw the budget then ;) 
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